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of evaluative and educational process that does justice to this committee and justice to the united states senate ratification process, i announce today that i do not currently intend to bring the treaty to a vote before the november elections. we will have extensive hearings. we will do our due diligence. we'll prepare for a vote, but unless somehow the dynamic were to shift or change, we will wait until the passions of the election have subsided before we vote. my hope and expectation is that everyone will exhaust all avenues of inquiry and carefully consider the arguments on both sides. the contentious political season will now give us a chance to do what this committee has historically done best, which is not to politicize but to spend serious thoughtful time deliberating and debating all of the questions of substance. i'm pleased to see that the internet is already beginning to buzz with some discussion of this. but i will say up front there's a lot of misinformation and there's a certain amount of mythology, so i look forward to the process of clearing up the misinformation and the m
of international waters. 162 countries and the european community have ratified the treaty but the united states is not to read to the secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary leon panetta urged the senate to approve the treaty setting national security, job creation and oil exploration. they testified at the senate foreign relations committee. it's just under three hours. >> the hearing will come to order. thank you all very much for being with us today. secretary clinton, secretary panetta and general dempsey, welcome, we are privileged to have you here today. we thank you for joining us. it's a rare occasion in any committee but in this committee when we have simultaneously a panel of witnesses that brings together americans top diplomat, our country's top descends official and our nation's top military officer. your presence here altogether powerfully underscores the importance that you put on this issue. our committee shares the sense of importance which is why i hope without respect to party or ideology we begin an open, honest and comprehensive discussion about whether the
talks hit major snags. surprise, surprise, the negotiators rejected plans by the united states and five other world powers to curb the rogue nation's nuclear program. iran also insisted it had a right to enrich uranium accusing other nations of creating a "difficult atmosphere for talks." yesterday, officials pointed to signs that iran would be open to an agreement restarting nuclear inspections, but as the talks draw to a close, there is no sign of a deal. u.s. and other world leaders accusative ran of using the program as a cover for building a nuclear bomb. iran claims the program is for peaceful purposes only. and steve is live if us today in baghdad. steve? >>reporter: well, we are getting more details of some of the main goals for the negotiators for the sex -- six powers, with a main goal for iran to stop producing highly enriched uranium. this is the kind of material that can be developed very quickly into fuel for use in a nuclear weapon. >> iran's declared readiness to address the issue of 20 percent enrichment and came with its own five-point plan including their assertion th
of the council, this body on which the united states has a seat and has what you described as veto power, is a recommending body and it appears also to me as i look back at 160, section 160, subsection 2g that it is up to the assembly and not to the council to decide upon the equitable sharing of financial and other economic benefits from activities in the area. so, secretary clinton, i was wondering if you could help me understand is my reading correct or am i missing something? >> senator, the assembly cannot take up an issue unless recommended by the council. any decision that would impose any obligations on the united states or otherwise deal with substance must go through the council. the secretariat has no decision making authority. the practical consequence of this is that the united states would have the right to reject or veto any decision that would result in a substantive obligation on the united states or that would have financial and budgetary implications, and that is due to the fact that the u.s. is unique in having a permanent seat on the sea bed authority council which i
women by double digits and be president of the united states. >> bill: what are the republicans thinking when, for example, like on the violence against women act or the lily led led better act and the federal leave act and all of these issues which do impact just the rights of women to be considered first class citizens i guess in this country. laura, what are they thinking? >> i don't know what they're thinking. a lot of their moves have not been very politically smart lately. but you see them like, for instance, with the violence against women act, republicans put forth a woman to introduce the act sandy adams from florida. she was actually a domestic violence victim. she didn't actually write the bill but they basically boehner chose her and said because you're a woman and you were abused, you're going to sponsor this and it is going to make us look less anti-woman here. we've got all of these republican women that are supporting it so how can it be a war on women. it is a war on democratic ideals. so i t
delineated the outer edge of the continental shelf of the united states. other countries can prohibit the united states from coming in to an ecs. we can't, because we're not party to the treaty. the only way to protect that outside of this is to have -- t accede to the treaty. and finally, no company is going to put millions of dollars into the effort to go out and do the mining or do the drilling if they don't have the legal certainty protection of the treaty. so, there are further reasons in answer to mr. fuller. we'll have mr. fuller in here and others who oppose it have a chance to explore this. senator menendez. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you for beginning this series of hearings, which i think is incredibly important. couple of years ago, i chaired the beginning of one of these on your behalf. i think it is even more important today than it was then. i appreciate all of our distinguished witnesses and their service to our country. general dempsey, when you took an oath as the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and when you took an oath to the service that you original
the united states, have observed for centuries. given that we haven't, to date, had any major disruptions at sea, can you respond to that and talk about why it's -- why the sense now is that it's imperative to ratify the treaty? >> i can. the customary international law evolves and i can give you an example of something on the land domain in a moment. but it evolves. and it is subject to individual interpretations. so, threading this back to my earlier answer. the rise of new nations competing for resources, brazil, russia, india, china, the list goes on and on. their rise puts us in a position where unless we have this convention with which to form a basis to have the conversation about resources of the sort you're talking about, does cause us to be increasingly at risk to instability. and that's my job, instability. the secretary can speak eloquently about the economic h i issues, but i'm speaking to the security issues. so that is what has changed. and i'll give you the example of the land domain that i mentioned. we are party to the geneva convention. there were plenty of customary i
if you look at the successful record of immigrants to the united states, whether skilled or unskilled, documented or undocumented, across the last 200 years and particularly in the last 25 years and with the great renaissance of data that we now have at our disposal to analyze more clearly the impact of all types of immigration from 1990 forward, we realize that immigrants, again, skilled and unskilled, lawful and undocumented, bring to the effort of community building and business building and economy building something that is moderately intangible for now. if we work at it for a few more years it will be tangible and we will be able to quantify part of it. it's something that represents itself in generational achievement both for those immigrants who arrive, who form small businesses at a rate which is disproportionately higher than native-born citizens, for their children that in turn achieve at a level that is higher on average than the children of native-born citizens, not to disparage those who come from the united states or come from long lines of families that come from the u
of the human situation and that is, first, 91% of those u.s. born workers in the united states from the 1990's to 2005 were better off because of the immigrant, both documented and undocumented, presence in the united states. their earnings were enhanced by about 2.7%. why? it's complicated and i'll send a link to the commission so you can look at the exciting charts and graphs and do that to your heart's desire. it comes down to a simple idea which is intuitive and you know it. the economy is not a fixed pie. when you expand the labor curve, a simple economist will say the price of labor goes down and we're all hurt. the more people that work here, the more people that are chasing jobs and we're all doomed. wrong. the expansion of the available labor force creates opportunities that did not exist before. you have innovation and entrepreneurialism that increases the actual size of small and medium-sized businesses. they consume and that expands the demand curve. you have a dynamic economy for 90% of u.s. born workers that enhances their wages. the other 9% got whacked up side the head with glo
can win an academy award someday and the guy behind you can be a future president of the united states or even better than that the mayor of new york city the guy in front of you could be a future nobel laureate not to your right but certainly the one to your left. it's even worse than it looks in which they argue that washington partisanship has caused congress to become dysfunctional. we talked to the authors on wednesday washington journal. this is just under an hour. >> the gentleman that for a book are taking a look at congress it's even worse than that looks how the american constitutional system collided with the new politics of extremism. joining us, the author norman and co-author resident scholar of the american enterprise institute thomas mann of the brookings institution where he served studies senior fellow. gentlemen, thanks for joining us. >> happy to be with you. >> the question is if it is worse than it looks, what exactly is worse? >> guest: we are now in a situation which we have a fundamental mismatch between our political parties which would become intensely polari
that's the reason i'm running for a second term as president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] .. >> his working assumption is, if ceos and wealthy investors like camera get rich, and the rest of us automatically will, too. there was a woman in iowa who shared heard stories of the financial struggles, and he gave her an answer right out of an economic textbook. he said are part activity equals our income. [laughter] and the notion was that somehow the reason people can't pay their bills is because they are not working hard enough. if they got more productive, then suddenly their incomes would go up. well, those of us who spent time in the real world -- [laughter] know the problem isn't the american people are not productive enough. you've been working harder than ever. the challenge we face right now, and the challenge we faced for over a decade is that harder work has not led to higher income. and bigger profits at the top have that lead to better jobs. what governor romney doesn't seem to get is that a healthy economy doesn't just mean a few folks in ma
to play in the middle east, most people in the united states don't realize this. they think it's just active component but the role that the reserves and guards play a very, very important. this committee appreciates that very much. this subcommittee will reconvene on wednesday, june 6, at 10:00 a.m. to receive testimony from outside witnesses and now we'll stand in recess subject to the call of the chair. >>> coming up here on c-span 3, new york university law school hosts a discussion on race and law enforcement. that's followed in an hour and 25 minutes by a forum looking at terrorist financing since the 9/11 attacks. >>> on washington journal tomorrow morning, we'll talk about jobs and the economy with democratic senator mark begich of alaska. we will take your questions about the book "the death of liberalism." and we'll be joined by "washington post" writer eli saslo, the author of "ten letters -- the stories americans tell their president." "wash journal" is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >>> right now i want to you take a look around you and think not where eve
has to be agreed to by the united states, with its permanent seat, would have to agree to it. and the payments would mean that we were actually extracting valuable resources from the extended continental shelf. this is supported by the american oil and gas industry. because it only applies to such areas beyond 200 nautical miles. and i would note, too, senator, there is nothing unprecedented about payment being made under treaties for various benefits because here the benefit is being absolutely legally assured of sovereign rights over a vast area of common ocean and the legal certainty that comes with that. and we already make payments to the international telecommunications union, for example, because it helps to orbital slots to protect u.s. radio communications from harmful interference. so, there are precedence that demonstrate why this is in our interest. nothing is agreed to unless everybody in the convention agrees to it. now, standing on the outside, there may be something agreed to which later could be something we won't like, but we wouldn't be able to veto it, whi
. a fundamental point is clear. if the united states is to assert its historical role as a global maritime power, and we have without question the strongest navy in the world, but if we're going to continue to assert our role as a maritime power, it's essential that we accede to this important convention. being here with secretary clinton, chairman dempsey, their presence alone is a testament to the conviction of our democratic and military leadership that this -- this convention is absolutely essential to strengthening our position in the world. let me outline some of the critical arguments with regards to u.s. national security. and why it's time to move forward with this issue. first of all, it as has been pointed out, as the world's strongest preeminent maritime power, we are a country that has one of the longest coastlines and one of the largest extended continental shelves in the world. we have more to gain by approving this convention than almost any other country. there's 161 countries that have approved. we're the only industrial power that has failed to do that. and as a result, we don
the united states, when will you be with us. and pakistan, and what women and girls are understanding in pakist pakistan? >> on china, i would say this, you know, there are -- there's a long agenda, a big agenda on human rights. we deal with it in different ways. last month, the legal adviser here and i participated in a legal experts discussion where we discussed a range of issues including the independence of the courts, unless independents of lawyers, detention issues and the like. we were -- i was part of the strategic and economic dialogue, and this summer we will have a human rights dialogue where we raise the issues. the issues come up in many different contexts with me and other u.s. government officials who are very mindful of the situation of religious minorities, the tibetans. we're very concerned about the situations of uighurs elsewhere. we're going to raise the issues as well as the individual cases, some of which i mentioned. we're going to continue to mention our concerns about the labor issues and a range of other things that matter to chinese people. these are issues
of the united states. what was remarkable is what mitt romney didn't say. he didn't explain a single thing that he learned as the leader of bain capital that would translate into being president of the united states. i think that was the problem. up with specific thing he did say that we could really learn from is he talked about one company that bain capital did invest in, which is a company that bain capital invested $18 million in. maybe he learned that government helps create jobs twice as much as private equity. >> what was your reaction? >> i thought it was really weird. it seemed like our decision was no decision at all. you just said i don't know. that is what we are seeing over several days. this was an interview that was by no means a hard ball set of questions but basic questions like tell us what you did and is this what you need to know? i have learned a lot in my entire life. it made it sound like he had more to hide than he has to hide. >> he started attacking the president. it was as if the interview was with a surrogate of the president as opposed to the candidate himself.
that the united states and al qaeda are on the same side here. both want the overthrow of president assad. what if you get rid of him only to hand the victory to people like these? this front emerged with an internet video that says they're jihadis back from other wars to fight in syria. we don't know if this video is genuine, but some believe this is the futures in syria. >> the number were quite small in the beginning but they have grown in this time. the hard element of the opposition, the armed, the combat-experienced people who come up from either libya or iraq not only are the vanguard, but they're actually pushing out all other forms of opposition. >> the regime says that this is the result. they blame bombings in damascus on islamists. the front denied they did this. some syrians did go to iraq to fight. did they come back it al qaeda's ideology? this man fought in iraq. he says he was defending his tribe, which is found in both countries. despite appearances, he doesn't like al qaeda. he fears them and he says he doesn't believe they are behind the recent bombings. >> this lie has been
, becoming the first openly gay man to run for elected office in the entire united states. 1961. [applause] as he explained last night during the presentation of his lifetime achievement award, the establishment at the time was so scared that he could very well win that many candidates were recruited for the very purpose of keeping him from being elected to the san francisco board of supervisors. at the end of the day, in a field of 32 candidates, he came in ninth place in 1961 and almost won the seat to the very body. in 1962, he co-founded the tavern guild, the first gay business association in the country. in 1963, he felt to find the -- helped found of the society for individual rights that sponsored both social and political functions for the gay community as well as help educate gateman about their rights if arrested or harassed by the police. he assumed the moniker her royal majesty, and prince of san francisco, jose the first, the widow norton, an homage to the mob -- a much to joshua norton who declared himself the emperor of the united states and protector of mexico in 1859. jose
. their response will be you, the united states, have human right problem, too. that is not a comparable discussion. >> that's saturday night at 10:00. also weekend, marcus latrell details operation red wing from "service, a navy seal at war." three days of book tv this weekend on c-span2. >> this memorial day weekend three days of american history tv on c-span3, saturday morning at tat 9 a.m. eastern, actors from "band of brothers." >> i said what is it, bill? you're giving me everything in the platoon to jump with. heap said we're jumping in, ain't we? i said, yeah, what's that to do with me? i said let me tell you something. how much you way? i said 138 pounds. >> how tall are you? >> i said 5'4" 1/2. he says you got to put that half in there. the reason we got that we don't want to go looking for you in spain. >> also this weekend, sunday night at 9:30, woodrow wilson, teddy roos celt, william taft and eugene debs, the legacy of of the election. >> december 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> tour the pearl harbor visitor center with dan martinez, chief historian at the national monum
to be accepted, but you're saluting them, maybe we need a title ten salute in the united states senate. we might get things done a little more quickly than we did. so you're going to have to spend money maintaining planes that you know you're going to get rid of. when you could be spending it on retraining guard personnel. you could be spending it on other aspects of mission readiness. is that not correct? >> yes, sir. the situation at memphis is exactly as you have described it. that's one of the inputs in the air force corporate process that the air national guard made that was accepted by the united states air force? and i applauded that because it made a lot of sense. still does make a lot of sense. but the dilemma that we're in now is how do you make that transition that we start this year in ny-12 with the prohibitions on spending moneys in '13 to complete the actions. >> i hope as we move through the process and we're trying to respect you're stewardship of scarce dollars that we see what that delay would do is really waste money, or take money for planes that we know we're going to get r
, here we go again, president obama was born in the united states and so the arizona secretary of state is expected to declare that president obama will be on the ballot. and in pakistan, the doctor who helped us find osama bin laden has been sent to 30 years in prison for treason. they say he betrayed pakistan by helping the c.i.a. oh, my god. maybe you ought to send the c.i.a. in to rescue the doctor get him out of prison. if we can get osama bin laden, we could get the doctor out of a pakistani prison, seems to me. so much to talk about. so much you're going to want to talk about. 1-866-55-press is our toll free number. how you join the conversation. and join our team press here. peter ogborn and dan henning and cyprian bowlding, good morning all. ready to go? >> yes sir. >> bill: we're getting close to memorial day weekend you know. >> i didn't even notice. >> bill: into the homestretch here. slowing down a bit. you can tell in the news. >> yeah. >> bill: and in the capital. people already heading ou
, to permit highly educated foreign students to stay in the united states. and when you look at the numbers, it's just extraordinary that so many of these foreign students who are the real entrepreneurs of the future are forced to go back to their home countries. >> that's right. in the united states, we have a real challenge right now. we need to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and math education programs and opportunities for americans. but we are educating tens of thousands of non-u.s. nationals who are getting master's and doctoral degrees in these programs. there are tens of thousands of jobs that our most competitive, fastest growing companies can't fill and because of our current immigration laws, we've forced these highly educated folks to go home to the countries from which they came. we won't let them stay here, start jobs or take jobs, so in a bill, a bipartisan bill that senator warner of virginia, senator rubio of florida and i introtduced earlier this week, e make a number of important changes to support small business job growth. one is to create a new class of v
had to resign the presidency of the united states three years early in disgrace, narrowly avoiding being impeached and convicted and thrown out of office. frankly, he needed to make a little money, so he agreed for a large fee to sit down for a series of tv interviews, in which he basically wanted to talk about anything other than watergate. but he also wanted to defend himself on watergate. he wanted to try to shape his legacy, to be seen as something other than a disgraced cook who had had to resign his presidency. that effort to try to rehabilitate his image, to defend himself on watergate, led richard nixon to this iconic moment in the american presidency. >> well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal. >> richard nixon was trying to rehabilitate his image there. that did not help. "if the president does it, by definition, it's not illegal?" the president of the united states is above the law, just by virtue of being president? richard nixon is still and will forever be viewed as a crook and a disgrace to the presidency. not only because of the crimes co
, mr. dimon, who is head of the largest bank of the united states of america sits on the board, the regional, federal, new york board that regulates banks in that area is totally absurd. as you've indicated, six out of the nine members of the board are appointed by the banking industry, and that also makes no sense at all. so we've got to end the obvious conflicts of interest. we have to get people who are e beholden to the financial institutions off the regional set, and that's what i would suggest. >> what are your political prospects with this? >> i'll tell you the truth. i think if you ask the american people, do you think you should have bankers on the board that regulates the banking industry, i suspect 90% of the people would say, are you crazy? of course, you shouldn't. on the other hand, wall street is enormously powerful and we'll see how well we'll do. i think the key points here, dylan, is that three years -- four years ago, wall street drove this country into a horrendous recession through their greed, their recklessness and their illegal behavior. most americans
you have gone on "60 minutes" after the slaughter of 3,000 americans and say, the united states and their policies were an accessory to what happened? i have the tape -- i can show the tape. let's roll it. >> i wouldn't say that the united states deserved what happened. but the united states' policies were an accessory to the crime that happened. >> you can say we are an accessory? >> yes. >> how? because we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives... dying in the world. in fact, in the most direct sense, osama bin laden is made in the usa. >> sean: osama bin laden -- you are blaming us?! with that statement? you are blaming america! for the 3,000 dead americans. >> sean, i regret saying that. you know, we need to -- i offer forgiveness and ask to be forgiven. >> sean: why have you never said that? >> i have. i have said that. >> sean: i have never said that. >> i said that on cnn. i did say that was a devastating thing to say and i am sorry for having said that. >> sean: i appreciate that. >> again, the thing that has caused this is our common enemy, extremism. we have to
behind you could be a future president of the united states, or, even, better than that, the mayor of new york city. the guy sitting to your right could be a future nobel laureate. ok, maybe not the guy to your right, but certainly the one to your left. >> memorial day weekend, commencement speeches, sharing their thoughts with graduating classes of 2012, saturday through tuesday at noon and 10:00 p.m. eastern. >> the head of the secret service apologized today for the incident involving agents and prostitutes in colombia, but mark sullivan disputed reports this was more than isolated incident. he testified for more than two hours. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> the hearing will come to order. good morning, and thanks to those who are here, particularly director mark sullivan of the united states secret service, and charles edwards, the acting inspector general of the department of homeland security. >> the secret service has built an extraordinary reputation for selfless and still the devotion to the important and dangerous work its agents do it, protecting t
's not illegal?" the president of the united states is above the law, just by virtue of being president? richard nixon is still and will forever be viewed as a crook and a disgrace to the presidency. not only because of the crimes committed by his administration, but because of that outrageous assertion in his post-presidency interview with david frost. if we are any one thing as a country, we are not a kingdom. we are a place where nobody is above the law. where no person is greater than the constitution, even if they are the president. that is fundamental to who we are as a country and why we exist as a country. less than ten years after that nixon interview, we had a new president who was the aesthetic opposite of him. where nixon was shifty eyed and sweaty and seemed kind of paranoid, ronald reagan was sunny and upright and confident. he really was a very good communicator as president and he knew he was. but you know, ronald reagan wrote over and over again in his diary as president about something that frustrated him. he wrote about the one thing that he felt was an exception to his abilit
, no matter what the laws were of the united states, because he was president. it's crazy, right? i mean, this was a disaster. there were high-level indictments, administration officials went to jail. amazingly, reagan himself avoided impeachment, but when it came time for congress to investigate this scandal, it was pretty much a slam dunk. they condemned not just what reagan had done, but the outrageousness of that defense. the idea that he could get away with breaking any law, just because he was president. it was not a close call. it was not seen as a particularly partisan verdict by congress, when congress investigated this scandal. but there was one dissent. there was a minority report, a dissent to congress' findings was filed by one congressman, who said that actually, he agreed with the administration on this. he agreed that if the president does it and it is about national security, then by definition, it isn't illegal. he agreed that to a commander in chief, laws mean nothing. a president can do whatever he wants when it comes to national security. that was the little-noticed,
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garbage from halfway around the world. from japan, from puck she ma in the united states. my childhood sweetheart. a man that all of you know is "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, dive bombing the carcass. it's just an image that makes me think of the field growing up, dead deer, entrails everywhere, buzzards coming in with their ugly little red bobbles. that's what it looks like for facebook. at least three lawsuits filed in connection to the facebook ipo. plus investigations by the securities and exchange commission and the massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth. of course, public embarrassment. headlines like these on the front pages. the best one today went to cnn money. bumpy start just got a little worse. inside facebook's fumble was from "the wall street journal" and "the washington post" called it a debacle. here's where the stock closed today, at $32 a share. down $10 from where it opened on ipo morning at $42. that means it's lost a quarter of its value since it opened. that is pretty stunning. and you say how? how could one of the most anticipated off
garbage from halfway around the world, from japan. from fukushima washing ashore in the united states. >>> and my childhood sweetheart. a man that all of you know. he's outfront tonight. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm erin burnett. vultures dive bombing the carcass. just an image. makes me think of the field growing up, dead deer, entrails everywhere, that's what it looks like for facebook. at least three lawsuits filed in connection to the ipo. and plus investigations by the securities and exchange commission and the massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth and of course headlines like these on the front pages. the best went to cnn money. oh, zuck. inside facebook's fumble and "the washington post" called it a debacle. here's where the stock closed today, at $32 a share. down $10 from where it opened on ipo morning at $42. that means it's lost a quarter of the value since it opened. that's pretty stunning. you say how? how could one of the most anticipated offerings in american history, when i say anticipated in history and the biggest in terms of size in this count
in washington on this developing story trying to answer the questions about whether the united states should have done more on this man's behalf at the top of our next hour. >>> fox news alert coming in now on some new documents we have our hands on that are raising new questions about the relationship between george zimmer and the police department in sanford, florida. zimmerman stands charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. he claims, zimmerman does, that he was under attack and that he was acting in self-defense. sanford police were widely criticized for how they handled this investigation. among other things, they did not test his blood alcohol content although they did test trayvon martin, and now we're learning more about the relationship between zimmerman and that very same police department. trace gallagher live in our west coast newsroom with more. trace? >> reporter: and, megyn, before sanford police chief bill lee resigned because of the accusations that his department mishandled the trayvon martin shooting, chief lee said that he did no
't know whether barack obama was born in the united states or not. i don't know that. but i do know this -- that in his heart, he's not an american. he's just not an american. >> "in his heart, he's not an american." coffman didn't know he was being recorded. four days later, he released this statement. "i misspoke. i apologize. i have confidence in president obama's citizenship and legitimacy as president of the united states. i don't believe the president shares my belief in american exceptionalism." exceptionalism? don't you have to have the facts to be exceptional? or that's gone too? oh, he misspoke. how do you misspeak when you say, "i do know this -- he's not an american"? it sounds like coffman said exactly what he wanted to say. coffman laid low after releasing this statement. he just kind of wanted the whole thing to go away. but a reporter from denver's kusa television won't let the story die. >> the congressman is usually willing to talk about anything. he's been on 9 news 16 times in the past year, weighing in on everything from wildfires to memorial day celebrations. s
. they waited for the democracies to come, they waited for the cavalry, if they waited for the united states to make the decision and the united states hid behind the opposition of russia and china at the united nations security council. now we find ourselves in this desperate moment. i'm very dubious about this whole story about the promise of jihadists. but the responsibility is borne by the democracy. >> you have just returned from turkey and you have been to the refugee camps along the turkish- syrian border. did you find any willing was in turkey from syria's neighbor that they do something about what's happening across the border? >> these refugee camps are the home of the true historian of the rebellion. that is where you get educated about what is happening in these last accrual 15 months. the answer as to whether they are ready to do the right thing by the rebellion, i think there is readiness to take the risk, but everyone is waiting for barack obama and everyone is waiting for the united states. they will not do anything without american support. the libyans report -- the libyans
who helped the united states track down osama bin laden is jailed for 30 years. it is 11:00 in singapore. >> it is 4:00 in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. hello and welcome. european union leaders say they have focused and from discussions on the crisis in the euro zone. there is said to be agreement over the need for economic growth. the eu leaders also said they want greece to remain in the euro zone, but to respect its commitments. >> we want greece to remain in the euro area while respecting its commitments. we are fully aware of the significant efforts already made by the greek citizens. >> the euro zone has shown considerable solidarity, having worked with the imf, up 150 billion euros in support of greece since 2010. >> the main message of agreement that seems to have come out of this informal gathering is relatively uncontroversial. it is not about a choice between bringing down government debts and deficits or growth on the other, it is about both of them happening together. it is a recognition from many people, including d
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immigrants are using this to claim both children in the united states and in mexico with some claiming up to ten children who have never, ever, set foot in the united states. we are talking about not even just sons and daughters but nieces and nephews and it is costing taxpayers $4.2 billion a year. >>eric: do we know how they access the money in they walk into a welfare office and say, by the way i have four or five and here are their names give me my check. >>guest: no this is welfare built in the tax code so they do their taxes they claim all of these people. and that is what they are doing claiming nieces and nephews and some have never been to the united states. >>eric: so, harry reid, senator harry reid, he said that he wants to block efforts do make that illegal. how is he doing that? >>guest: so, senator sessions and vitter put together a plan that would require individuals to give a social security number so the inspector general and department of treasury said the best way to combat the fraud is to require individuals to give their social security number so that is what the sena
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